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  1. I installed a BDS 6”(4” over stock) on my ‘22 Trail Boss this weekend. Added 18” x 9.5 -18 offset Black Rhino Arsenal wheels and 35” Goodyear Duratrac tires. Looks pretty tough if I do say so myself. Sorry for the dirty pic, but it’s been raining all weekend.
    9 points
  2. Some interesting info here. A picture of the old AMSOIL EaO20 filter on the left and the updated Ea15k20 on the right. Grumpy, you should like this. Look at the micron on each box. Also, here is my empty bottle oil collector. I can get a full quart over time and I use it in an old beat up mower.
    5 points
  3. Spent yesterday replacing fuel pump on my 1980 Silverado 1/2 ton, plus had to rebuild the quadrajet carb all thanks to this ethanol crap. Last time I did either procedure was before ethanol. Fortunately, I can rebuild just about any carb blindfolded, have done enough of them over the years. Runs like a top again. have some other maintenance projects to do on this old truck. over 330k miles on the frame and powertrain. Powertrain was rebuilt about 218k ago, iirc, 2 11 years old. Rebuild was necessitated by a poorly balance crankshaft from the factory. Was amazed when I got my block and parts back from machinist how much they needed to do to crank to get it balanced. No wonder the crank destroyed #1 main bearing. It was just a constant, out of balance, pounding on it. Forged pistons, everything balanced. Runs as smooth at 90 mph as it does at idle. It has a great cam for towing and highway. Paint looks like hell now at 42 years old. Dash is chewed up from sunlight
    5 points
  4. I will maintain, repair everything as long as I'm able. Did a project recently that was light duty physically but awkward position, took 2 days for my back to straighten out. I don't enjoy fixing things anymore but dealing with poor work and the cost leaves no alternative. The cost I can afford but the rise in blood pressure dealing with the B.S. isn't good.
    4 points
  5. I finally finished sanding, painting and installing my AVS Lightshield. I think it turned out pretty good considering I made a makeshift paint booth in my driveway and used all rattle can stuff. I also used an LED dimmer to tone down the brightness a bit. I just used 3M double sided tape and taped it to the plastic battery cover after I cleaned and prepped it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073R7H52B?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
    4 points
  6. New AAA roadside service, saw it today........
    4 points
  7. GM just dropped the E designation on it but its still the same filter as the PF-63E, 22psi.
    4 points
  8. If the noise was there from the start, its normal. These oil pumps have made some different noises since they started using these dual stage ones in 2014. Also, stop changing your filter every other especially since you go 5-6K on the oil. Filters are cheap, engines are not. Guarantee its bypassing the filter which means contaminates are running through every oil passage and bearing since it won't be hitting the filter anymore.
    4 points
  9. Wait for the recession to fully hit! Most of these trucks are coming not fully finished, and you aren't getting any rebates. Put the pressure back on GM to lower prices, get their [email protected] build quality back to where it used to be, and get higher rebates and lower interest rates back. It mind boggles me that people can't see this and are willing to pay these outlandish prices. I'm so glad I sold my 2019 High Country. Best decision I have ever made. I put all that cash in the bank and I won't be the one "crying" or "panicking" when the true heart of the recession hits!!! And it's going to hit HARD. There is my flame!
    4 points
  10. Why does everyone want their truck to be a race car? If you want fast, get a sports car.
    4 points
  11. 6 quarts with filter change is what I found. If you measure what comes out you could be under filing if it burned some oil. Check owners manual.
    4 points
  12. A torque wrench will generally be 80% torque on let-off. For instance, if you are loosening the bolt and it breaks free at 80 ft/lbs, the tightening spec would be approximately 100 ft/lbs. However, the use of loc-tite or any thread locking liquid throws the 80% value out the window. This percentage value also changes depending on whether you have mutual mating surfaces or mating surfaces of differing materials, ie aluminum fasteners on steel bolts. With all that being said, stick with 45 Nm  (33 lb ft), that's what the service manual recommends
    4 points
  13. Went with Mobile 1 and AC Delco PF63. 15mm socket and a offset oil wrench to complete the job. Thanks!
    4 points
  14. Got featured in this month's Chevy New Road magazines '
    4 points
  15. Parking like that may void your warranty.
    4 points
  16. Correct me if I'm wrong but I understood Brad was 2 quarts+ low on oil when he would change his oil. Thus why I said he's running 2 quarts low which Grumpy thought was funny. Crawl under it and look for oil leaks, sounds like he won't raise the hood to check the oil so I think crawling under it is a pipe dream.
    3 points
  17. NO I DIDN'T RESEARCH THIS BUT I COULDN'T RESIST.
    3 points
  18. Went to the State Fair of Texas on Saturday. Looked at every new car model from all manufacturers. Lot of money parked in those display buildings. Chevy had their test drive courses set up for cars and trucks. I drove a 2500HD $80k as it sat. Drove well, was comfortable. Was a nice day. Temps were decent. Not too crowded. Stayed for about 5 hours. Ate a giant corn dog. No giant turkey legs though. Didn't eat any of the various oddities that could be fried
    3 points
  19. I will suggest trying a different oil.
    3 points
  20. Only if it leaks out the oil when you're driving somewhere.
    3 points
  21. I run Amsoil OE in a Hyundai Santa Fe for 4K miles. Severe duty for this car is 3750 miles and we are severe duty use. Motor is quieter than with off the shelf oil, was using Castrol Edge. Purolator One filter. Worth it to me.
    3 points
  22. The dealer refunded my deposit. Here is the beast.
    3 points
  23. PF-2232 stays for 01-19. Its the 2020+up L5P with the PF-26 that the new interchange applies to. All 2023+forward trucks off the assembly line will have a PF-63 on them.
    3 points
  24. Tint removed. Problem solved.
    3 points
  25. If the oil filter is mounted in a way that allows it to be filled before installing, give me one good reason not to prefill it. Lazy?
    3 points
  26. When i had my 2002 Silverado, I ran the GM coolant tabs. From what I have read online, this was something GM put in their Northstar engines due to head gasket problems. I never had a leak in all the UOA's I did and the coolant was changed out only once in the 200k miles I had it.
    3 points
  27. For the first time in my life I do not own a Chevy truck...
    3 points
  28. All the holes are there. Z71 gets you oil pan and transfer case. GM has a kit 84962765 which gets you the ZR2 style skids for the oil pan and transfer case (bigger than the Z71 plate). It works out cheaper by a bit vs. buying the regular Z71 spec ones and all the hardware as its all individual. Being you have a High Country you should already have the 2 speed transfer case, so the only other things you would be missing from Z71 is the Ranchos (big deal) and the Hill Descent Control (can't be added).
    3 points
  29. Yes, newdude's info agreed with what my dealer parts/service people told me. They also told me that if I had them do it they normally used the 75w90 in both front and rear. I bought and used the 75w85 front and 75w90 rear. Almost free using the reward points from truck purchase.
    3 points
  30. It's SO true ! I did many driveway motor swaps back in the day, brings back some fond memories of my "hotrods" It seems kids these days just want to sit at the computer and have no interest in the trades . I mentored a young man about 15 years ago. He is now a troubleshooter for GM, they send him allover the country to diagnose the undiagnosible, makes HUGE $. Try that sitting at a desk. Thanx again diyer for brightening my day!
    3 points
  31. The Mob's answer is, NO! Let the battle continue until there is a clear winner
    3 points
  32. Guy A changes oil every 3K with filter. Guy B changes oil every 7.5K with filter. Guy C changes oil every 3K and skips the filter every other time. Does the mean that guy B should be changing filters twice per OCI? When I was working with the wife's Terrain I often skipped filter changes do to the length of the OCI fuel dilution was forcing upon me. A filter has a service life and 'dirty oil' held in it is still 'filtered' dirty oil. That may not make much sense but consider that this same motor takes over 3 hours to drain those last 6 ounces of used oil during a filter/oil change. Most motors will. So...how long do you allow it to drain? He also hasn't said the length of his OCI, has he? Would it change minds IF his OCI is 2K miles and he is using a premium 10-15K filter?
    3 points
  33. Sometimes I miss my 93 Silvy. Reg. cab warms faster on cold days being smaller and the 8 foot box was nice.
    3 points
  34. Well, I answered your question. I made a living analyzing automotive materials. When someone asks a question I give an answer based on lab work, engine test cells data, teardown of those test engines to correlate to the oil and fuels analysis and finally fleet oil analysis. Not personal anecdotes.
    3 points
  35. Back when Grumpy and diyer2 were teenagers that was copper sulfonate. Now it’s just dye.
    3 points
  36. For our very light on the rears 22' LTD Trail Boss 2.7L Turbo ......On our steep curvy narrow washboarded roads you let up on the throttle and idle up. 1500 RPM for that is max TQ and I ain't in a hurry. I climb over 1000' to get to the hacienda from the Hwy. Or air down the tires. Usually the temp drop here does that automatically.....love technology!!! I add 720 lbs of sand tubes in the bed for winter traction.
    3 points
  37. DEXOS is a GM license which says the oil passed a stricter standard than the API standard for the classification GM is calling for. Example. GM DEXOS1 Gen2 standard for the API SN/SN+ classification for NOACK is about 13% while the API SN+ standard is 15% maximum. Cleanliness is also a tighter VG sequence test requirement of the DEXOS license because GM designs require it in hopes of limiting warranty claims. AFM/DFM systems and low tension rings require/like clean oil. Blenders pay GM a fee for this license. . Now having said that most major brand oils meet the specification for DEXOS. Many boutique oils do as well and yet not all choose to participate in the "shakedown". That is...there are oils that far exceed GM DEXOS standards that are not licensed by a wide margin and yet do not carry the seal of approval from GM. There are also oils out there that do carry the license that JUST meet the standard. Some of the over achievers are: Red Line HP. AMSOIL SS. RLI. Biosynthetic. EVOLVE. Schaeffers, to name a few. That should handle the how and why. BTW Exxon/Mobil makes GM's DEXOS licensed oils. That does not mean however the AC-Delco oil is equal to Mobil 1 AP. Maybe James or @newdude will show up for the oil pressure questions. They know those years oil system layouts better than I.
    3 points
  38. The reflection of the dash on the windshield was driving me nuts. Tried the covercraft original dash mat in black and problem solved! Super happy I can see what’s in front of the truck fully now. Especially bad when sun coming at you. Added bonus it didn’t have cut out for hud so I don’t see the annoying red light anymore.
    3 points
  39. From the Cliff Notes of Atlas Shrugged: ....... Atlas Shrugged was to provide a moral defense of capitalism, the editorial staff responded, "But that would mean challenging 3,000 years of Judeo-Christian tradition." Their depth of philosophical insight impressed Ayn Rand, and she decided that Random House was the company to publish her book. What would happen if the scientists, medical researchers, inventors, industrialists, writers, artists, and so on withheld their minds and their achievements from the world? In this novel, Rand argues that all human progress and prosperity depend on rational thinking. For example, human beings have cured such diseases as malaria, polio, dysentery, cholera, diphtheria, and tuberculosis. *********************************************************** The following is NOT a religious rant nor a political statement but a philosophical query: Matthew 15:9 reads New Living Translation Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’” Other translations sometimes use the phrase "Traditions of men". These were the words of Christ when being questioned by those 'Judeo Leaders'. Both sides of this idea believe THIER idea is correct. The HUMAN IDEA. They claim to be Judeo-Christian while leaving Christ completely out of the discussion save in name. Something Christ condemned. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Paul makes this observation: Amplified Bible For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND and PURPOSES OF THE LORD, SO AS TO INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes]. The Psalmist noted in 127:1 NKJV : Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. Here's the query then; Why do men believe that their WAY, SYSTEM, TRADTIONS are better than the one who created them? How does one instruct from ignorance? Which problem you can never hope to understand shall you fix? Got a cure for cancer yet?
    3 points
  40. Well they got it corrected... tech said all the shift point pressures were way out of spec for every shift point. They flashed the computer with a patch from Chevrolet case files. I drove the truck and it's better than it was when I bought it. No banging or binding. No lag in throttle when turning. Noticed rpms are down around 1800 at 70 mph. Before it ran near 2000 ram. Fluid looked good and didnt smell burnt. Let's see how long it last..... hope this helps you guys!
    3 points
  41. Alligator vs truck - Imgur.mp4
    3 points
  42. Here is mine. It's a 22 Sierra Elevation max tow 3.0l. I lifted the front 2.5" on Bilstein 5100s, 1" blocks in the rear, 295/70/18 Ridge Grapplers on Method wheels. Pulled the elevation badges off, hyper dipped the remaining emblems black. Before adding the tires I easily averaged 28-29 mpg highway, bigger tires brought that down to between 26-27. I've had it three months has almost 12k miles on it.
    3 points
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